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. our president during the election, he himself embraced the three to one notion and referenced bowles/simpson. i think both sides understand that. i'm not believing that there's that much irresponsibility among leadership in washington. >> let me ask you about entitlements. it's unclear at this point as to whether democrats are seriously willing to put that on the table. if you listen to harry reid, the senate majority leader, it would certainly suggest they're not. the white house itself has said it considers entitlements, social security, and otherwise as a separate issue from the fiscal cliff. house leader eric cantor speaking this morning in washington about that very issue. i want you to listen and we'll talk about it on the other side. >> we have not seen any good faith effort on the part of this administration to talk about the real problem that we're trying to fix. i'm told that mr. bowles, as some of us will meet with him later today, had said earlier this morning there's been no serious discussion by the white house on entitlements, on medicare and medicaid. >> is that where
the qe-3 sell-off, the sell-off after the election. we've gotten half of that back. s? an opportunity, if you were freaking out last week, going my gosh, i don't want to be long, i don't want to be invested going into the end of the year, you're now getting the opportunity. so investors at home. if you feel yourself just as you said, getting filled with hope, i hope this continues, i hope this rally goes on, that's not sound investing. this is an opportunity to take some things off the table. the turkey gods are smiling on you. >> what would you take off the table? i think the tide is going to rise all boats or sink all ships. so, yeah, if you've got longer term gains and want to capitalize on that tax advantage now, that's fine. if you stay invested in this environment, you're betting on congress. i mean, you're not betting on the market, you're betting on congress. and they don't have a very good track record here, so i think from now until the end of the year -- >> i don't know, i think they have a track record of exploring all the other possibilities and finally doing the right th
is something the new congress ought on take care of. that's what we elected them to do. let's talk about the fiscal cliff, solve this problem, move on to the next one, solve this problem involves higher taxes for some americans. >> but you know perfectly well, rick, the only rev lleverage yoe right now in order to cut spending is the tax issue. if you separate them, you raise taxes. when do you think spending cuts are ever going to come? you really believe they'll do it? >> i absolutely believe. i've been fortunate enough to spend time with the administration. i believe this administration spends there are spending problems and they want to address them. i believe they're willing to sit down and put everything on the table. i think we have to stop this mrilg gamesmanship -- >> they said they're taking social security off the table. they just said that. >> as far as the fiscal cliff goes. what they want us to say is we agree to higher taxes today for the promise of looking at spending in the future. i mean, come on. this is never going to happen unless we cut spending now. it's a shell ga
, yeah. larry, what are you going to buy here? >> look at the market since the election. in fact, global stock markets are flat. u.s. stocks are down 2%. that's like nothing. so basically what's happening is this fiscal cliff is holding down a market that's being boosted by what steve said, better economic numbers, not just in the u.s. china's bottom is going up. we've seen better pmi numbers in europe. monetary expansion is pushing asset spriess up. so again, if you believe there's going to be resolve, and it could well go down. i actually think there will be bigger buying opportunities if you go through december 31st with negative rhetoric into the new year. that's when things get really nasty here. i don't learn anything from the sound bites from senator reid or boehner or anybody else. these are just negotiations going on. >> all right. >> unfortunately in public. that's my point. >> that's how it's always done. you are so hopeful, bill. >> larry, steve, i'll see you later. >> it's charming, bill. just charming. all right. we have -- >> that's a code word on her part, by the way. >>
. with all these variables, elections, mideast, fiscal cliff, it seems as though there's only so much flight to safety bid you can push into the marketplace. some traders say that's why you didn't notice. in the old days, it would make a difference. yields are already most accommodative from a nervousness standpoint. i will tell you it was the number one conversation. and even though it really isn't about oil, that's the market everybody is trading to of course kind of play the headlines. >> michael, how about you? how does this impact the way you're allocating capital? >> well, as you know, our strategy is about 45% in cash while the prefunctory -- what we'll have left to boost us higher. i think the market does go higher. here's why. you have $85 billion each month from the federal reserve as far as balance sheet expansion. you have negative real interest rates that will be getting even more negative. i expect inflation to take off significantly early in 2013. >> but if you're sitting on 45% cash, that says to me you're still expecting more downside here. don't you think we've already seen
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